First Reed Warbler arrives

30th April 2022 – hazy sun SE1/2
Early morning sightings over the sea (0630-0730) included 122 Common Scoter, 70 Sandwich Tern, 40 Gannet, 30 Guillemot, 5 Puffin, 5 Kittiwake, 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Little Tern and single Arctic Tern, Arctic Skua, Manx Shearwater and Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 10 Wheatear and single Yellow Wagtail and Grasshopper Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Six Lesser Redpoll and a House Martin were amongst a light Swallow passage.
A Peregrine was the best of the rest.
Breeding Birds
The first Reed Warbler has now returned to breeding habitat and Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff numbers continue to build steadily while a territorial Goldcrest was unusal.
The first Large Red Damselflies are now on the wing.